Caregiver Support Group
Connecting with other caregivers in caregiver support group meetings is an excellent way to acquire information, ideas and tips for caregiving. In addition, support group participants feel affirmed, renewed and re-energized after sharing their stories and hearing the stories of their fellow caregivers.
Holy Cross supports all and any caregivers through the support group meetings that are held each month. During the meetings, caregivers are given opportunities to share their stories, ask questions and feel affirmed for all they are doing in their journeys as a caregiver.
- 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2:30pm in classrooms 1-2 at Mountain Vista Medical Center which is located on the southeast corner of Crismon Road and Southern Avenue in Mesa. Please call 1-877-924-9355 to pre-register.
- 4th Thursday of the month at 1:30pm in classroom J at Holy Cross
On the Caregiving Journey...
Tips for Long Distance Caregivers03-04-2018
Many of the nearly 60 million caregivers in our country are long-distance caregivers who try to help their loved ones from many miles away. This is a very difficult caregiving journey due to the lack of proximity. If this is your situation, you may be wondering what resources are available to help you be most effective. One excellent resource is the web site for the National Institute on Aging with the U.S. Department of Human and Health Services. This website includes a section on caregiving and specifically on how to be a long-distance caregiver.READ MORE
Area Agency on Aging02-25-2018
Have you recently moved into the role of a caregiver for a senior and don't know where to start accessing resources? There are many resources available in our community that can assist caregivers with their tasks of caring for seniors. One great place to start is with the Area Agency on Aging which maintains a 24-hour senior helpline. By calling the helpline number at 602-264-HELP (4357), you can talk with professionals who will link you to information and resources that best meet your needs. Or if you prefer, you can go the web site for the Area Agency on Aging (www.aaaphx.org) and download the Area Agency's Elder Resource Guide from their "resources" page. This guide will provide you with a lot of information on community resources, internet links and telephone numbers. While the caregiving journey can seem daunting and overwhelming, locating resources and helpful organizations can make a big difference.